CMCC Newsletter 05/2018
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Best Climate Solutions 2018 Award on Climate Change Communication

Organized by CMCC in partnership with Festival for the Earth, the Best Climate Solutions 2018 Award is looking for innovative projects and ideas to communicate climate change […]

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Festival dello Sviluppo Sostenibile: all the CMCC events on the agenda

The CMCC Foundation participates in the event "Festival dello sviluppo sostenibile" (22 May - 7 June) with many initiatives. Explore all the events […]

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Low carbon economy can generate millions of new jobs

While climate change mitigation measures may cause short-term job losses, the new flagship report by the International Labor Organization shows that a just transition to a more sustainable economy offers much potential for job creation and the promotion of decent work […]

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Progress falls short on SDG7 energy targets

In every area of sustainable energy measured by Sustainable Development Goal 7 – achieving universal energy access, clean cooking, higher rates of energy efficiency improvements, and increasing the share of renewable energy – overall progress falls short of what is needed to meet targets by 2030. Some real gains have bene observed, however, in terms of the expansion of access to electricity in poorer countries, energy efficiency improvements in the industrial sector, and renewable energy gains in the electricity sector […]

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Effort Sharing, land-use, energy efficiency: EU sets new laws  to achieve 2030 climate targets

The Council of the European Union gave final approval to key regulations covering GHG emission reductions, land-use activities, energy performance of buildings and environmental reporting obligations for Member States […]

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5th Open European Day at Bonn Resilient Cities 2018

An event where cities discuss urban resilience: more than 150 practitioners coming from local, national and EU authorities as well as from consultancies and research organisations, government representatives and climate change adaptation experts, addressing the most pressing issues facing climate change adaptation in Europe today […]

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Climate finance: are developed countries fulfilling their promises?

At the UNFCCC COP15 in 2009, developed countries committed to mobilise jointly USD 100 billion a year in climate finance by 2020 to address the needs of developing countries. But Oxfam’s recent report shows that countries are still far away from that target. […]

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Adapting to climate change: how are European countries dealing with vulnerability and risks?

Almost all European countries have conducted national climate change vulnerability and risk assessments as part of their adaptation plans to better deal with the impacts of climate-related hazards, according to a new report by the European Environment Agency […]

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Paris rulebook: extra meeting to be held in Bangkok as deadline of COP24 looms

The halfway round of UN climate negotiations closed in Bonn with slow progress on the operational guidelines of the Paris Agreement, due to be finalized and adopted at COP24 in Katowice this December […]

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Scale and transparency of finance is vital for putting Paris climate pledges into action

At UNFCCC session in Bonn, the definition of the rulebook to implement the Paris Agreement is under the spotlight, but unresolved issues on climate finance are crucial for advancing negotiations […]

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Renewable energy goals require renewed commitment

A six-fold acceleration of renewable energy adoption is needed to meet the energy-related emission reduction goals of the Paris Agreement. An increased commitment to renewable energy and energy efficiency will provide the additional benefits of economic growth and human welfare improvements. This transformation can be achieved through more direct use of renewables and increased electrification of transport and heat, with solar and wind capacity at the lead, however policy action is needed to meet the challenge […]

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European research on Xylella fastidiosa: the contributions of POnTE and XF-ACTORS projects

The main achievements obtained up to date in the research on the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa by POnTE and XF-ACTORS projects have been resumed in a technical report available in open access. A snapshot of the current EU research programs and an update of the most relevant results addressing this emerging pathogen accomplished by both projects […]

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Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture – Submit your comments and join the event

Available the paper preview summarizing the views submitted on the elements included in the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) and the process foreseen for the implementation of this joint work. Request a copy of the draft summary, and share your inputs by 20 May 2018. On May 3, 2018, join also the event "Koronivia for Climate Action: raising ambition through agricultural sectors" […]

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Greenhouse gases and maritime shipping: good news, but still not enough

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted a resolution that sets the target of cutting carbon dioxide emissions in shipping by 50% before 2050, and the complete decarbonization of the sector as a long-term goal […]

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Talanoa dialogue: climate change negotiations are not a diplomat-only affaire anymore

As a critical round of climate negotiations opens in Bonn, civil society, research, and private sector find new space to have their voice heard in the effort of making the Paris Agreement operational and effective […]

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